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(Bloomberg)   UK Treasury's Wheatley said to recommend regulation of Libor-Setters, legitimizing the breed   ( bloomberg.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Libor, Free Syrian Army, UK Treasury, Barclays plc, Britain's Financial Services Authority, British Bankers' Association  
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2012-09-26 10:42:16 AM  
"Now, they told me, that if I legitimized this breed, I'd Die."
2012-09-26 10:44:37 AM  
Don't trust him! He seems nice at first, but give him a little power and he goes crazy!
2012-09-26 11:01:51 AM  
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2012-09-26 11:06:45 AM  

vharshyde: "Now, they told me, that if I legitimized this breed, I'd Die."

They told me that about everything! I don't even know why they bother giving me this stuff if they didn't want me to use it; it's pointless! Mad!
2012-09-26 11:12:11 AM  
HOTW candidate.

Mainpage this, mods.
2012-09-26 11:47:51 AM  
Came for the Portal 2 references; leaving satisfied
But I don't get the joke in th headline.
2012-09-26 12:29:44 PM  

Myria: Came for the Portal 2 references; leaving satisfied
But I don't get the joke in th headline.

1) There are lots of designer mutts out there, like Labradoodles, Golden Doodles, etc. that are not considered "breeds" of dog. The inventors of the mixes want to have them recognized as actual breeds, legitimizing them as it were. This also applies to non-acknowledged branches of accepted breeds. E.g. if somebody's Beagle developed a heritable mutation that caused it to have pointy ears instead of floppy ears and they thought it was cool, bred lots and lots of them, and they became a popular pet, the collective owners might seek to have the variation recognized as a legitimate breed.

2) Libor-Setter sounds a little like a dog breed (Irish Setter)

3) Subby is making a play on words, equating Libor-Setter with a variation or boutique breed by referencing a fictional movement to have the "breed" legitimized.

Not as funny when it's all spelled out, but I thought the headline was pretty cool. Got me to chuckle anyway.
2012-09-26 12:50:12 PM  
I'm sure Wheatley just smashed a bunch of random regulations together and called them fully formed reforms. Also disabled the core meltdown warning since it was annoying.
2012-09-26 01:25:16 PM  
+1, subby. Nice.
2012-09-26 04:57:36 PM  
I thought they were called Libor-Diddlers.
2012-09-26 11:10:05 PM  
+1 Woof!
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